Candlebox Kayaking tours can help you experience Nova Scotia's natural beauty in a way no other form or venue can provide. Kayaking allows paddlers the opportunity to explore their environment in three dimensions: land, air, and sea. White sand beaches stretch along the coastline.
Osprey perform aerobatic manoeuvres as they dive into the water to catch their meals. Crabs, shellfish, and an ancient aquatic forest many creatures call home, sways in currents quietly below. Join us for a paddle and discover the Nova Scotia few experience.
Explore Shelburne Harbour and Birchtown Bay.
This paddle provides a fun, well researched interpretive history of Shelburne, and opportunities to view bald eagles, osprey, and harbour/grey seals.
On our way we'll pass Boxing Rock, namesake of Shelburne's award winning craft brewery. There will also be opportunities to view Osprey (Nova Scotia's provincial bird) and Great Blue Heron, along this quiet coastline. The tour will pause for a snack at Long Beach where your guide will interpret life in the intertidal zone. The rich histories and significance of Shelburne Harbour and Birchtown Bay will also be explored through interpretation of the areas. Paddle back to the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club and Marina enjoying scenic views of the Shelburne waterfront.
Meet at the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club. Tours depart at 9am (morning tour), and 1pm (afternoon tour) and last approx 3-4hrs. Snack and water provided, $80/per+tax. Evening tours depart at 6:30pm (approx 2hrs), water provided, $55/per+tax. Please arrive 15mins in advance to sign waivers, etc.
This unique, one-way sea kayaking experience from St. Catherines River to Southwest Port Mouton provides stunning views of Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.
On the way there will be opportunities to view harbour and grey seals.
The Tusket Islands and their fishing shanties house fisherman in the winter months to be nearer fishing grounds, like much of Nova Scotia's coastal population a century ago. The outer islands (Bald Islands) were once recognized as the micro nation of Outer Baldonia! Our guides are excited to share the rich history and dynamic waters that serve as the entrance to the Bay of Fundy.
This one way tour will begin at Comeau's Hill, and end at The Argyler Lodge, Lower Argyle. Day one will explore the northern and central islands of the Tusket Islands including the fishing shanty villages of Deep Cove Island and Harris Island. Our first night will conclude with a gourmet, guide prepared meal on either Deep Cove or Peases Island. Day two will tour the western islands of Lobster Bay, the second most island dense bay in Nova Scotia (at well over 300 islands). We'll encounter seals, harvesters of knotted wrack, osprey, eagles, potentially whales, and few others. Our goal will be to camp on Etoile or Jones Island. Day three will see us venture either deep into Lobster Bay to explore fast moving tidal waters or (depending on the winds and fog) explore the outer islands with their lighthouses and ferrel sheep. Our tour will finish at the Argyler Lodge.
Sea kayak, paddling gear, food, tents included. Sleeping bags and sleeping pads available for rent upon request. Cost: $595+tax/person.
If you have a festival or custom tour in the province you'd like to hire Candlebox Kayaking for please send us an E-mail/give us a call and we'd be happy to accommodate.
The tour will begin with an on-land instruction and safety talk. It is recommended that paddlers bring a light windbreaker/rain jacket. Also, your footwear may get wet during launching/landing. All tours include: